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Optimization of the BIM authoring tool in architectural practice: A case study approach

Coates, P and Arayici, Y 2012, 'Optimization of the BIM authoring tool in architectural practice: A case study approach' , International Journal of 3D Information Modelling, 1 (2) , pp. 30-45.

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Construction companies are facing barriers and challenges in Building Information Modelling (BIM) adoption as there is no clear guidance or best practice studies from which they can learn and build up their capacity for BIM use to increase productivity, efficiency, and quality. One of the key challenges in the BIM adoption is the ability of optimization of a selected BIM authoring tool according to a company’s needs and requirements. This paper explains the approach for the optimization of BIM technology selected in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) project, undertaken between the University of Salford and John McCall Architects. The BIM implementation approach in the KTP used a socio-technical view that considered both the implementation of technology and its socio-cultural environment. The adoption and optimisation used the action research oriented qualitative and quantitative research for discovery, comparison, and experimentation it provided for “learning by doing.”

Item Type: Article
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Schools: Schools > College of Science & Technology
Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Urban Processes, Resilient Infrastructures & Sustainable Environments (UPRISE)
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of 3D Information Modelling
Publisher: IGI Global
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 2156-1710
Depositing User: Y Arayici
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2012 10:15
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 01:20

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